In 1938, Betty Lauer was 12 years old, living with her mother and sister in Hindenburg, Germany. When the Nazis rounded up the city’s Jewish population, Lauer and her family were expelled to Poland. For the next seven years, Lauer lived in the open, but had to hide her true identity as she moved from town to town in the Nazi-occupied country. Lauer has recounted those years in a new book entitled “Hiding in Plain Sight.” Betty Lauer lives in White River Junction and talked with Neal Charnoff about her book. (To hear the interview, click on the “Listen” icon.)
“Hiding in Plain Sight” is published by Smith and Kraus Books. Betty Lauer will be appearing at Borders Books in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, Thursday night at 7.